Commission Statements and payments

All RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC workers are hired as Independent Contractors and will receive a Form 1099-MISC postmarked no later than January 31 with a report of the previous year's earnings. In April of each year, RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC will include all 1099s reporting to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Commission statements are generated by RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC through the Scout for Pets online management system and are emailed directly to each Contractor on the 15th and the last day of each month for work on the 1st-15th of the month and the 16th-last day of the month, respectively. Contractors are paid on the 15th and the last day of each month via direct deposit. If a check must be mailed, checks are sent to the address listed on the Contractor's Scout for Pets profile through Middlesex Federal Savings Bank and take between 5-10 business days to arrive.

Taxes are not taken out of the commission statements that Contractors receive from RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC; Contractors are encouraged to set aside between 25% and 30% of all of the earnings for taxes. Contractors are responsible for their accounting and tax filing. Contractors are also responsible for paying for their car, gas, and supplies and are encouraged to track mileage and other business-related expenses to calculate tax deductions.

RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC pays all contractors the following rates:

  • 60% commission on all services rendered.

  • +5% commission for Contractor establishment as a Sole Proprietor, LLC, or DBA

  • +5% commission for Contractor receiving and maintaining certifications in Training, CPR/First Aid for pets

  • 100% of all client tips

  • 0% of fees comped to clients by RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC due to inadequate service.

  • 60-70% of cancellation fees imposed by RubyRed’s Pet Care, LLC (per commission structure above) *

** Accepted certifications for training, CPR, First Aid include any certification through a nationally accredited organization that applies coursework, hands-on hours, and an exam toward certification and requires continuing education to maintain certification.


Please note that Independent Contractors are not eligible for unemployment benefits. In the event of termination of the contract, initiated by either party, a Contractor may not claim unemployment benefits through the State of South Carolina.